Most Endangered Creatures Part 1
The World Wildlife Fund categories species that are endangered into 2 bands, critically endangered and endangered. There are 17 of the former and 33 of the latter. In an earlier post on 21 June 2016, we highlighted the critically endangered species. The list below is the initial 11 endangered creatures in the world.
African Wild Dog Population: 6,600. Habitats: Deserts, forests, grasslands. Coastal East Africa. Threats: Targeted Killings by Humans, Viral Diseases, Habitat Loss, Competition with Larger Predators.
Amur Tiger Population: 540. Habitats: Temperate forests. Amur-Heilong. Threats: Illegal Wildlife Trade, Habitat Loss, Prey Loss, Conflict with Humans.
Asian Elephant Population: 40,000 – 50,000. Habitats: Forests. Eastern Himalayas, Greater Mekong. Threats: Illegal Wildlife Trade, Habitat Loss.
Bengal Tiger Population: More than 2,500. Habitats: Dry, wet deciduous forests, grassland, temperate and mangrove forests. Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, China and Myanmar.Threats: Illegal Wildlife Trade, Habitat Loss.
Black Spider Monkey Population: Unknown. Habitats: Grasslands. Amazon. Threats: Habitat Loss.
Black-footed Ferret Population: About 300. Habitats: Temperate, broadleaf and mixed forests. Northern Great Plains of America. Threats: Habitat Loss, Non-Native Disease.
Blue Whale Population: 10,000 – 25,000. Habitats: Oceans. Southern Chile, Gulf of California, Coral Triangle. Threats: Environmental Change, Habitat Loss.
Bluefin Tuna Population: Unknown. Habitats: Oceans. Coral Triangle. Threats: Overfishing.
Bonobo Population: 10,000 – 50,000. Habitats: Lowland rainforests and tropical, swamp and mountain forest. Congo Basin. Threats: Civil warfare, Poaching, Habitat Loss.
Bornean Orangutan Population: 45,000 – 69,000. Habitats: Temperate, broadleaf and mixed forests. Borneo and Sumatra. Threats: Illegal Wildlife Trade, Conflict with Humans.
Borneo Pygmy Elephant Population: About 1,500. Habitats: Forests. Borneo and Sumatra. Threats: Habitat Loss, Conflict with Humans.
Photo Credit: The National Geographic Society